Shadowrealm are a solo project from Serbia/Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and originally started out as a black metal project before going into dark ambient, jazz and neo-classical direction over the years while still retaining a touch of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "The Sunsettler's Motel" which will be released in June by WormHoleDeath Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and they also give the music an atmospheric dark ambient feeling and after a few seconds drum beats are also added onto the recording which also add elements of jazz into the songs along with some saxophones and some tracks also bring in a touch of psychedelia.
Throughout the recording you can hear a variety of many different sounding keys coming out of the keyboards while acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and there is also a brief use of thunder sounds along with the voices of tortured souls and as the album progresses the music starts getting more experimental and every tracks sounds very different from each other and there is also a brief use of flutes while some of the songs are long and epic in length.
On this recording Shadowdream move into more away from their black metal roots and creates an album that is more close to avant garde jazz, neo-classical and dark ambient while also being all instrumental, the production sounds very professional while the albums concept is based upon a motel and a murder with a supernatural edge.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Shadowdream and if you are a fan of black/dark ambient, neo classical and jazz, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sunsetter's Theme" "While the Motel Sleeps, Nightmares Are Being Painted" and "The Obsession Begans Tomorrow". 8 out of 10.